Specialist development finance lender Business Lending Group (BLG) has appointed Graham Ritchie as regional director for the North West of England.
Ritchie (pictured) joins BLG from Aldermore Bank, where he was property development manager. Prior to this, he was senior lending manager for Nationwide Building Society, Yorkshire Bank and Bank of Scotland over the years.
Peter Wade, chairman at BLG, said: “Graham joins BLG with over 30 years’ experience in banking. His incredibly strong track record in property finance is impressive; he truly understands how to best support, and structure finance for, property developers and intermediaries.
“Grahams’ focus at BLG will be on the North West of England, he is based in Cheshire and well-respected in his region. We are delighted to welcome Graham to the team and we know he will further bolster our nationwide new business team.”
Graham Ritchie, regional director for BLG, added: “For me it’s always been about believing in my customers and introducers to help them – it’s personal.
“The attraction of BLG was the emphasis on both personalised service and a pragmatic approach to financing the needs of customers. BLG is small enough to care and big and strong enough to deliver.”